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An injured man receives medical care at Wazir Akbar Khan hospital after a car bomb blast in Kabul. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

Gunmen attacked a British security contractors’ compound in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 19 only h(...)

A Taliban operative holds a flag in Kabul, Afghanistan. The writing on the flag reads: “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official has s(...)

 Afghan army soldiers search vehicles at a checkpoint on a highway leading to the Maiwand district of  Kandahar province. Photograph: Muhammad Sadiq/EPA

The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country on Thursday, killing at least 43 troops, the Afghan defence ministry has said, (...)

People carry a  man who was injured in a suicide bomb blast, to a  hospital in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph: Watan Yar/EPA

A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civi(...)

US defence secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, and US defence s(...)

An Afghan soldier standing guard at checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Monday. Afghan security forces are reported to be amassing for a full-scale counter-attack in a bid to retake Sangin.  Photograph: Watan Yar/EPA

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving t(...)

Dr Eve Bruce and a colleague in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.

Three Irish women working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan will celebrate International Women’s Day in a conflict zone. Nurse Aoife(...)

Afghan firefighters and municipal workers try to clean debris from the site of suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A Taliban suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killed more than 30 people and wounded some 70 others, as twin blasts hit a crowded a(...)

Firing Range (2011) by Mark Neville, from The Helmand Work, in Fancy Pictures

Two boys, dressed up as soldiers, smile for the camera against the backdrop of a firing range in a dusty desert. The one on the left has a freckled, o(...)

Aoife Ní Mhurchú in Afghanistan: ‘Unbeknownst to the MSF team, I have hidden some gifts from Ireland around the compound for them to enjoy after I leave.’

Whether they are spending Christmas in Kashmir, Afghanistan or Cork, staff at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian (...)

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